Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given N60 million to the families of six police officers lynched in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide #EndSARS protests in the state.
Sanwo-Olu presented cheques of N10 million to each of the wives of the slain officers at the 14th Town Hall meeting on security, held at Civic Centre, Victoria Island on Thursday.
The governor also announced scholarship awards to the children of the deceased officers up to the university level, in fulfillment to his earlier promise.
The late police officers are: Yaro Edward, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, Inspector Aderibigbe Adegbenro, Inspector Samsom Ehibor, Sergeant Bejide Abiodun and Inspector Igoche Cornelius.
Sanwo-Olu described the slain officers as “heroes”, saying the deceased sacrificed their lives to secure lives and properties in the State.
He said the compensation was the state government’s modest reward for their gallantry, stressing that the gesture would help the families to heal from the loss.
“Some of our gallant police officers paid the supreme price for our security and safety during the recent EndSARS protests. These are the officers deployed to protect our families from hoodlums but they were lynched in the violence.
“Today, I am happy to announce and present N10 million compensation through LSSTF to each family of the officers. All their children have also be placed on scholarship up to university level, courtesy of the State Government,” he said.
KanyIdaily recalls that Governor Sanwo-Olu had also set up a N200 million fund for residents in the state who have been victims of police brutality.